Jacksonville Jaguars: Myles Jack Possible First-Round Target?

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Feb 19, 2016 12:16 PM EST
Linebacker Myles Jack #30 of the UCLA Bruins
Linebacker Myles Jack #30 of the UCLA Bruins scores a touchdown against the Virginia Cavaliers during the third quarter at the Rose Bowl on September 5, 2015 in Pasadena, California. The UCLA Bruins defeated the Virginia Cavaliers 34-16."

The Jacksonville Jaguars are on the upswing, and finally have an offense that is clicking. Their defense let them down in several games over the course of the season and will most likely be the side of the ball they spend their first round draft pick on. With the fifth overall pick, the Jaguars could go a number of different directions, but their biggest need is probably at cornerback.

By Jacksonville's pick, the best and most versatile defensive back in the draft may be gone. With the San Diego Chargers and Dallas Cowboys picking ahead of the Jaguars, it is likely that Jalen Ramsey will be off the board, forcing the Jaguars to either select between Vernon Hargreaves III or Mackensie Alexander.

They could choose to go a different route and get the best linebacker/cover linebacker in Myles Jack out of UCLA. Jack's injury pretty much guarantees he will not go earlier than the first three picks, so the Jaguars, if they feel bold, could grab what could be one of the best linebackers coming out of college since Patrick Willis.

Bundling Jack with Telvin Smith would make for a potent tandem on the defensive side of the ball. Smith can cover pretty well also, so taking Jack may actually sure up the secondary in the long run. The Jaguars could then take Eli Apple of Ohio State in the second round if they would like to help sure up the secondary. Whoever they decide to take, they must make sure that they are impact players right out of the gate. 

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